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Friday, October 10, 2014

Girasol Cuervo Zenith Rainbow WCRS

Can we hear a cheer for another new WCRS?!! Girasol Cuervo Zenith Rainbow converted by sleeping baby productions and sold to us with a generous deal by PAXBaby. Size M with a pleated shoulder and turquoise blue rings.

New Bjorn We

New library addition! Bjorn We. Huge redesign from their original carrier. Pictured with my 2 m old in front and 2.5 yr old in back. That's right, back carry option for 12 m and older. Much wider seat area for added comfort for your little one. No FFO option. Donated by Bjorn themselves.

Oscha Roses Joshua Ring Sling Added

I love sharing new lending library additions with your guys! How about some ROSES?!? Oscha roses Joshua ring sling! Size medium-original Oscha pleated shoulder-gold rings. This 100% cotton beauty is landing at the next meeting! If you would like to reserve this carrier please comment below-after 24 hrs we will draw three names and lend in that order.

New Becco Gemini

Look at this awesome Becco that we are adding to the Lending Library!!! Shown here with a 2.5mo old on the front and a 2.5yo on the back! Another generous donation from BWI!!

Door Prize: Charlee&Me

Door Prize!
Donated by Charlee & Me. Charlee & Me provides you with all natural, organic body products like diaper cream, sun screen, and moisturizer. It is operated by a local WAHM. Check out her Facebook page for more information. We can't wait to see you and your picnic basket tomorrow morning.

Door Prize: Attached At the Heart

Door Prize!
Attached At the Heart by Barbara Nicholson & Lysa Parker donated by Attachment Parenting International
API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. For life. So they can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. And their children can do the same. A life cycle of compassion and connection. - See more at:

Door Prize: ZolliKoffee

Door Prize!
Gift Certificate to ZolliKoffee. Located with Jackalope Brewery on 8th Ave.. The coffee is outstanding and they always have teas, homemade treats, and even lunch! Excellent service and a family friendly staff.

Door Prize: Blooma Nashville

Door Prize!

2 Gift Packs from Blooma Nashville
Pack A: 2 classes, 2 hair ties, and a size 3-6 mo onesie!
Pack B: 2 classes, 2 hair ties and a car magnet!

Blooma Offers Yoga, Massage, Childbirth Education for moms-to-be, mamas & their families. Opening in the Sylvan Park area, Jennifer Derryberry Mann has created an amazing place for the Nashville Community!

Doanted Comfy Joey Linen Ring Sling

Another new piece of fluff from our box of goodies. Donated by Comfy Joey in support of International Babywearing Week.
Size S Cinnamon Brown Linen Ring Sling with Turquoise tail accent. Gathered shoulder with silver rings. Lightweight, comfy and stuffs into a diaper bag for anywhere and anytime.

Door Prize: ZanyToes Ring Sling from Superior Window Washing

Door Prize!
$50 Gift Certificate towards a ZanyToes ring sling! Choose from in stock fabrics like linen, cotton, silk, and solarweave OR send in wrap of your choice to be converted. They offer both gathered and pleated shoulders.
Donated by Superior Window Washing. Locally owned and operated. Featuring window cleaning, power washing, roof washing, gutter cleaning/whitening, and much more in packages that will meet all your home maintenance needs.

Door Prize: Saxxii

Gift Certificate for a boutique handbag from Saxxii. Unique and stylish Boho bags in prints ranging from classy to flashy! These babies can really help you rock your mama walk.
Donated by Saxxii

Door Prize: Headquarters

Have you been to Headquarters?! It's amazing coffee--read amazing coffee. Local treats, snacks and Java-the couple that owns it can be seen regularly pulling espresso shots and chatting with regulars. The warm ambiance and stellar service combo is just the icing on the cake that is the inventive and delicious drinks. They have generously donated this adorable tote and a $25 gift card!

BWI Nashville Babywearers Chatter Group

We are thrilled to announce that we have just added a Facebook Group for BWI of Middle Tennessee. We'd love to stay connected, see your babywearing photos, talk about babywearing, and answer questions. We hope you'll join us!

Door Prize: 1-hour private consultation/tutorial with a VBE

1-hour private consultation/tutorial with a VBE

Looking to spread the babywearing love to a new famiy? Or wanting some one-on-one time yourself? How about a 1-hour private consultation with a VBE? We’ll bring carriers to try and help with any you already own. Perfect for someone with a new baby who isn’t ready to run out to a big meeting or someone wanting to learn back carries with an experienced guide.

Donated by your BWI of Middle Tennessee VBEs

*Does not include membership

Diva Essenza Antico Wrap Donated

Okay guys hold onto your hats. There have been some amazing national sponsorships for International Babywearing Week through BWI. We got a box of goodies in yesterday for our chapter including 6 new carriers. YES I SAID 6 NEW CARRIERS. Most of them will be available on Saturday to go out. So if you want to call dibs send us a message (not just comment, those are harder for us to track) and if there's a line we will you guys to determine lineup. Here is the first of our new lovelies.
Size 6 Diva Essenza Antico, all cotton, soft and medium weight. Donated by Diva Milano themselves.

Babywearing Tumblers!

We are so excited to announce that these awesome babywearing tumblers (bpa free and double walled) will be available for purchase at our Saturday BIG meeting picnic to celebrate IBW 2014!! There are 5 colors available and will be $10 each!

Door Prize: Norwex

Free yourself from harmful chemicals and time consuming cleaning. Norwex products improve your quality of life by reducing chemicals in your home. Donated by Allison Daniel, this basket includes a window cloth, enviro cloth, makeup removal cloth, kids’ enviro cloth, and kid’s dusting mitt. An $85 value.

Door Prize: Nashville Birth and Babies

Free BWI of Middle Tennessee 1-year Membership. Donated by Leigh Ann Hancock of Nashville Birth and Babies.
Nashville Birth and Babies is a network of birth professionals supporting mothers and their families. They offer excellence in education, empowerment and care during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Their services include birth support, lactation services, Hypnobabies classes and postpartum support.

New Pavo Bashful Hearts

Have you been waiting to see our new addition to the Lending Library?!?! Guess what! It is here! From Pavo Form, Bashful Hearts size 7 is the perfect neutral to show your babywearing love! My two year old and I tried it out and decided it was solid, with a just a touch of bounce. Perfect for a fall walk using the double hammock carry. We'd love for you to tell us what you think about it, if you;d like to reserve it at the next meeting, send us a message - and you can come see it in person on Saturday at 10am at our BIG IBW meeting!

Door Prize: Green Pea Pod

Check out these enticing reusable snack and sandwich bags donated by Green Pea Pod. Add some style and fun to your lunch on the go while reducing waste at the same time. Ecofriendly and family friendly.

We Won A DidyTai!

Thank you to everyone one voted for us, especially Abby Grainger! Her vote won our lending library a brand new DidyTai from Birdies Room. I can't wait to see what they send us. For throwing some of her awesome luck our way we are giving Abby 10 free raffle tickets for the picnic Saturday. We hope to see everyone there!

Baby Carrier Industry Alliance Update

There have been a lot of rumors going around recently concerning the legal future of babywearing. It is very important that we not to spread misinformation or hype about the safety regulations that are under development. This is a delicate matter that has been in process for nearly 5 years and the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) have worked very hard to increase awareness of the value of quality baby carriers and to support those in the baby carrier industry. They have a wealth of accurate information available on their website.
Please make sure you fully understand what is going on and what the history is before posting anything regarding the regulations and rumors of babywearing being banned. Even noted individuals in the babywearing community are not always clear about what is going on. If you wish to help or become more informed please start by reading the statement linked below on the BWI page.
Comments on this matter will be closely regulated and we will gladly try and help you understand if you are interested.

Door Prize: More Than A Tote

New in package Pink Big Dot Large Utility Tote. Perfect for that growing stash of carriers! It’s bright, it’s fun, and it works hard for you.
Donated by Sarah Moses Independent Senior Consultant with Thirty-One Gifts

Door Prize: Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet

A great prize that helps a great cause too?!? Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet is donating this adorable pocket diaper to help get the word out on their mission. They loan cloth diapers to families who want to use cloth on their babies but cannot afford to buy as many as they would need all at once. Head over to their facebook page and check them out!

Door Prize: PhotoJennIc Session

Door Prize! Remember each of these prizes will be won by purchasing tickets to the event $1 a piece-no limit!!
You guys-this is a AMAZING! Jennifer at photoJennIc has donated a mini session with 5 digital images or $75 in prints! What an prize! Jennifer has the eye to capture the most precious of your family moments in a natural and easy way! What a great way to get the perfect photos out for your holiday cards!

Door Prize: Cindy Sarlo Birth Services

Door Prize! Remember each of these prizes will be won by purchasing tickets to the event $1 a piece-no limit!!
$200 off Birth Photography or Birth Doula Services
$100 off Birth Photography or Birth Doula Services
$50 off Placenta Encapsulation within Nashville
YES THAT IS RIGHT! All three of these prizes are being offered from A Sacred Delivery Birth Services! The photo in this post is one of the many from Cindy's beautiful work as a birth photographer-capturing the welcome of a new little babe!
Cindy Sarlo
Birth Doula, Birth & Newborn Photographer, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Roots Childbirth Educator, NRP Certified
Since 2004, Cindy Sarlo has assisted mothers through the tender transitions of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum as an Educator, Birth Doula, & Photographer. Believing that thoughtful preparation and experienced support are key factors in birth outcomes, she is eager to share how you can experience the best birth possible!
In her own words:
My vision for “A Sacred Delivery” began when I announced that I was pregnant with the first of my eight little ones. Wonderful news was met with smiles, hugs, and . . . scary birth stories! The idea that most women were not designed for successful childbirth was rampant. Was this the result of random flaws found in most women? Or should we consider what came first . . . the intervention, or the need for intervention? Delving into the study of evidence-based care was the natural result. With each of my pregnancies, I became more aware of valuable options and the power of preparation. What a JOY it has been to both experience and witness empowered childbirth!
I'll say it again--GET YOUR TICKETS! Clear your calendar!

Door Prize: Soft and Sweet Bottoms

Door Prize! Remember each of these prizes will be won by purchasing tickets to the event $1 a piece-no limit!!
$150!! Yes $150!!! That's the amazing basket that Soft and Sweet Bottoms has in store for you! This amazing package includes beautiful cloth diapers, inserts, burp cloths, a blanket and pants. Check out her facebook page for more examples! The quality is unbeatable-the cuteness factor is through the roof. Get your tickets! Clear your calendars it just keeps getting better!

New Diva Milano Ring Sling!

Are you a Diva momma? As in Diva Milano?!? No drama here-just an amazing addition to our lending library! This fully reversible cotton/linen ring sling can be added to the incredible variety the lending library offers our members! Join today! Take this beauty home for a spin!

We won another TULA!

Did you know we won ANOTHER tula?!?? Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who took the time to enter for us! Look at this super cute print coming to live in the lending library as a second standard size!!! Become a member if you want to take it for a test drive with your baby! Thank you thank you thank you TULA Baby Carriers!!! We appreciate all you do for us and your continual generosity!

Door Prize: Cakes by Chelsea

Door Prize! Remember each of these prizes will be won by purchasing tickets to the event $1 a piece-no limit!!
$20 toward your perfect cake creation from Cakes by Chelsea! Local Nashville baker-specializing in smash cakes and specific dietary needs. These adorable confections taste as good as they look! Check out her facebook page!

Door Prize: Pink Willow Tree Tote

Door Prize! Remember each of these prizes will be won by purchasing tickets to the event $1 a piece-no limit!!

A hand dyed canvas bag by The Pink Willow Tree! The Pink Willow Tree is an amazing artist who dyes everything from wraps to soft structured carriers to maxi skirts to baby tees. Her work is so lovely and unique and just oozing with talent-we feel so lucky for her donation of this beautiful canvas bag! From groceries to library books this would brighten anyone's day! Check out the comments below for more photos of Mel's work--bag retails at $30! She does custom work-but also has an etsy store with ready to ship goodies--or go to her Facebook page and see all her past pieces-check it out!

Door Prize: EasyCare Prism Wrap

Door Prize! Remember each of these prizes will be won by purchasing tickets to the event $1 a piece-no limit!!
We here at BWI of Middle Tennessee are so thankful for the support you give us, for spreading the babywearing love, and creating an awesome community here. To say thank you from us-we are offering an Easycare Prism 4.7m wrap as a door prize for our event. A great choice for babies and toddlers alike this beautiful wrap would work for either gender baby or caregiver! Purchase your tickets ahead of time and don't miss out on this beautiful, buttery soft rainbow ready to snuggle your baby! Retails at $150!!

Door Prize: Welty Law Package

Door Prize! Remember each of these prizes will be won by purchasing tickets to the event $1 a piece-no limit!!

A couples will package from Welty Law Office-valued at $750!!!!
2 wills
2 power of attorneys for business affairs
2 power of attorneys for health affairs
2 living wills

This is an amazing value-for something so important for yourself and for your children! Get a few tickets toward this door prize for sure! Message us to purchase ahead of time!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Door Prize: The Wild Cow

Door Prize! Remember each of these prizes will be won by purchasing tickets to the event $1 a piece-no limit!!

$30 gift card to The Wild Cow!

If you haven't been to The Wild Cow it is DELICIOUS! And family friendly! Some info from their website below!

The Wild Cow serves vegetarian & vegan fare in a fun, casual environment in the heart of East Nashville. We opened the Wild Cow to provide delicious, cruelty-free, healthy food to the people of Middle Tennessee. Nearly all of our food is purchased in it’s whole form, meaning we make almost all of our own sauces, dressings, soup stocks, etc. This means that we can name every ingredient in the food we serve! Most of our produce is grown locally and much of it is organic. We are proud to not have a microwave or freezer. It is our goal to bring people together for the love of good food in a fun & relaxed environment, while supporting our community and organizations that promote our philosophies.
— at The Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant.

Door Prize: Hardwear Merry

Door Prize! Remember each of these prizes will be won by purchasing tickets to the event $1 a piece-no limit!! Like and share so all can see!!

$40 toward the purchase of jewelry from Hardware Merry: by Merry Beth Myrick! Merry Beth received her undergrad in textiles and design and has been a metal smith for 10yrs now! She is the favorite of many big names such as Train, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Brandi Carlise and the fabulous cast of Nashville! With all her success she still keeps it real with her local community by offering amazing prices for beautiful hand crafted jewelry. Here are a few of her pieces (comments) and she has a Wednesday night sale every week through her Facebook page at 8:30pm! Go check it out and get your tickets to go toward this amazing door prize! 

Door Prize: 360 Skin Studio

Door Prize! Remember each of these prizes will be won by purchasing tickets to the event $1 a piece-no limit!!

$100 toward spa services at 360 Skin Studio! This is an amazing prize for a top of the line spa. Choose from an assortment of services from a facial (which includes a shoulder and foot massage! ) glycolic peel, an assortment of waxing options, lash tinting-you name it! Let Beth pamper you in her serene studio!

Check out all the options here-and message us to buy your tickets ahead of time! Keep watching for more prize options and details!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Meet your VBE (Volunteer Babywearing Educator) - Allison

Hi, all! I'm Allison, mother to 21 month old Colton. I'm a first time mom and I started babywearing bc I wanted to hold my son as much as possible, but I also wanted hands. I discovered babywearing when my son was 5 months old. What I wouldn't have given to know about it from birth. My life was changed when I ordered my first ring sling and came to a meeting to learn how to use it.
Now, I pretty much love each type of carrier for one purpose or another. I love all the hands free snuggles wearing allows me to have. I wear in public because it's easy to keep up with my son. I wear when I'm cooking and my son wants to be held. I wear when rocking my son to sleep for a nap or bedtime isn't working. My husband wears when we go hiking. Wearing is an everyday, essential part of our lives. I'm so excited to be able to help parents learn how to safely wear their kiddos because I truly believe it will change their life. Happy babywearing!

International Babywearing Week!!

We have something SO EXCITING planned for our October meeting and International Babywearing Week!!

To celebrate-our chapter will be hosting a picnic-with loads and loads of fabulous door prizes! It will take the place of our Saturday meeting-10am-1pm Oct. 4th at Shelby Bottoms.

We will have our fabulous hobbyist photographer VBE Ashley on hand with her awesome camera to take family babywearing photos- 20 minute session - 5 edited images sent via email or burned disk, royalty free for $15!! Members will get first dibs on set number of slots-if you would like to take advantage become a member in the next 24hrs! We will post more examples-the photo featured in this post is one of many!!!

Door prizes from the following vendors already and the list keeps growing!
A Sacred Delivery Birth Services
Headquarters Coffee
360 Skin Studio
The Pink Willow Tree
Blooma Nashville Yoga
The Wild Cow
A cloth diaper gift basket donated by Superior Window Washing
photoJennIc photography
Welty Law
Hardware Merry: by Merry Beth Myrick
Smash Cake gift certificate
Free BWI Membership donated by Nashville Birth and Babies
The Rebecca Cloth Diaper Foundations Closet
Soft and Sweet Bottoms

Along with babywearing prizes like:
A Zaneytoes Linen Ring Sling

A Woven Wrap (details to come!)

An hour long one on one babywearing consultation with a VBE

Tickets to the event are $1 each and can be used toward a door prize of your choice! There are no limits to the number of tickets you may purchase! They may be purchased in advance (via paypal) or at the event! Please message the page with the total you would like and we can get it all set for you!

All of this benefits our local chapter helping us extend our outreach and build our lending library! Every bit of support we get from you gets poured right back into our babywearing community!

Please message the page with any questions and to reserve a spot for your the photography offer! (First come first serve!)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Meet your VBE (Volunteer Babywearing Educator) - Nicole

Hello All! I'm Nicole-mommy to Vivienne (3) and Cecilia (10mo). I started babywearing because my Vivie was a very happy long as she was being held. I faced the conundrum of never leaving my rocking chair or having to hear my angel cry--neither of which was going to work for me! So I became best friends with my ergo! Babywearing gave me confidence and freedom to have my "normal" back (and my hands!) and also meet the needs of my sensitive peanut. Three years later I'm super happy to help new moms and dads find an easier transition into their parenthood journey and make babies everywhere happy too!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Meet your VBE (Volunteer Babywearing Educator) - Rebecca

Rebecca has been babywearing since 2007 (oh my), which makes her a dinosaur in the babywearing community. She has 5 kids and considers babywearing the most useful skill she ever learned as a parent. This was never truer than when she had twins and learned to tandem wrap them out of sheer necessity. She finds all aspects of babywearing fascinating, especially traditional carriers, but her primary love will always be for wrapping.

1st wrap 1st kid
2nd kid - a couple wraps later

3rd & 4th kid - many many wraps later
5th kid - hundreds of wraps later

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